Landlord,Tenant and Property News

Corner Shops Under Residential Development PressureMarch 17, 2017

Convenience stores are a common sight on urban street corners and provide a much valued service, but they are vulnerable given the ever increasing demand...

Doing a Deal? Professional Drafting Avoids Costly Ambiguity!March 16, 2017

There is little point in agreeing to settle a legal dispute if the wording of the deal is so ambiguous that it simply creates further...

Can Developments That Conflict With Local Plans Ever Be ‘Sustainable’?February 20, 2017

In a guideline decision on the correct interpretation of the sustainability provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the High Court has scotched plans...

Recording Studio Must Live With Demolition Project Next DoorFebruary 15, 2017

In ever more densely packed urban areas, hardly any development can take place without treading on someone's toes. The point was illustrated by one High...

Incorrect Procedure Can Render Possession Proceedings VoidableJanuary 19, 2017

Landlords frequently need to evict tenants, and where a possession order is sought because the tenant breaches conditions in the lease (typically for reasons of...

Tenants First – Or ElseJanuary 16, 2017

When the landlord of a residential building wishes to sell it (make a 'relevant disposal') with the associated tenancies left intact, it has a legal...

New Homes v Office Space Retention – High Court Holds the LineDecember 20, 2016

Relentless pressure for more new housing in urban areas tends to relegate to second place the need for office space in planning terms, and in...

Lease Break Fails Over Partition PermanenceDecember 6, 2016

Commercial leases normally contain a provision that if a tenant wishes to break the lease, they must remove all their property (chattels in legal parlance)...

Delay Not Fatal in Resisting LandlordNovember 17, 2016

When a commercial tenant fails to pay rent due, the landlord can take legal action to terminate the lease or can 'peaceably re-enter' the premises...

Submitting to an Expert’s Jurisdiction is a One Way StreetNovember 3, 2016

Contracts often provide for the appointment of independent experts to resolve any disputes arising, and voluntary submission to their jurisdiction is usually irrevocable. One building...